The annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue showcases female fashion models, celebrities, and athletes wearing swimsuits in various locations around the world. The highly coveted cover image has long been regarded as the deciding factor in supermodel succession.
The issue has advertising worth a total of US$35 million in 2005. It is credited with making the bikini, which was invented in 1946, a genuine piece of clothing. Every February since 1964, the issue has been released. The issue was first made accessible in May of 2019.
Maye Musk, 74, Is the Cover Model for The 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Kim Kardashian continues to dazzle her followers. It all started with her jaw-dropping Marilyn Monroe appearance at this year’s Met Gala, and now the diva is set to cover the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2022.
This year’s cover models for the iconic swim edition were revealed on Monday, and they included the reality star and entrepreneur alongside singer Ciara and models Maye Musk and Yumi Nu.
Kardashian told the publication that she “never in a million years” expected to be featured, especially at her age. Greg Swales captured the 41-year-old in the Dominican Republic wearing a nude bikini and matching nude gloves. Tyra Banks was on the cover, and there were women with curves. That was something I recall thinking was really cool.
But I still didn’t think I’d be able to… I assumed you had to be a runway model and a professional model. It was always very young females who were involved. I don’t want to seem old or date myself but in my 40s? “That’s insane!” she exclaimed. Musk, on the other hand, is proving that age has no bearing on attractiveness. In a ruffled Maygel Coronel suit taken by Yu Tsai in Belize, she looked stunning at 74.
Tosca, the author’s daughter, called her mother an irrepressible force. “My mother is now 74 years old. She has two master’s degrees in nutrition science, has won accolades in the dietetics area, has been in several fashion shows and editorials, and has even appeared in a Beyoncé video throughout her years on this world. She’s an unstoppable force, and she’s the bravest woman I’ve ever met.”
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— Drew Afualo (@DrewAfualo) May 17, 2022
Ciara, 36, wore an animal-print one-piece and a cowboy hat on the cover and is married to Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson. In Barbados, she was photographed by Ben Watts.
Nu, the issue’s youngest cover star, made the Swimsuit cover after first appearing in the issue last year. James Macari photographed the recording artist and plus-size model in Montenegro. She donned swimwear by Michael Costello x REVOLVE, Ola Vida, Riot Swim, and others for the shoot.
Nu made history by being the first plus-size model to grace the cover of Vogue Japan.
Maye Musk Is the Oldest Model to Grace the Cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Maye Musk, 74, is the oldest model to appear on the Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit cover. Her billionaire son may have dominated headlines recently, but she is now in the spotlight after being the oldest model to appear on the SI Swimsuit cover.
Along with reality sensation Kim Kardashian, singer Ciara, and artist and fashion entrepreneur Yumi Nu, the model and dietitian are one of four SI Swimsuit 2022 cover stars.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, restaurateur Kimbal Musk, and filmmaker Tosca Musk are all Musk’s children.
“People would have locked me up like a crazy lady if I imagined I could be a bikini model for Sports Illustrated,” Musk joked in a video distributed by the magazine. “And now I’m here.”
“I’m extremely excited to spread the word that women in their 70s are stunning,” she continued.
SI Swimsuit’s editor-in-chief, MJ Day, defended the newest women chosen for the cover.
“The road we’ve been on to break free from the mold that the world has placed us in may seem familiar. Maye, Ciara, Yumi, and Kim, our cover girls, are all familiar with it,” Day stated in a press release on Monday. “At 74, Maye continues to inspire those around her every day.”
Musk was photographed in Belize by Yu Tsai wearing a Bahia Maria one-piece with a 3D flower design, a Maygel Coronel two-toned ruffled suit, an OYE cutout, and a one-shoulder silhouette with gold buttons, and a Zimmermann two-piece.